Telecom

November 15, 2018

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Loon’s plan to provide internet from balloons approved in Kenya

Loon, Google’s sister company, which provides rural and remote areas with internet access by high-altitude balloons placed in the stratosphere, has been granted regulatory approval in Kenya.

CEO Alastair Westgarth said the company will provide internet services in the country from balloons that will drift 20km above the earth. Loon signed an agreement with Telkom Kenya in 2017 to provide 4G connectivity to its subscribers.

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November 15, 2018

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Orange accelerates its multi-service operator strategy in Africa

Telecommunication company Orange has partnered with KaiOS Technologies to democratize access to digital services in Africa.

Beginning 2019, Orange customers in Africa will have access to a new category of smart feature phones powered by KaiOS, the operating system from KaiOS Technologies, that is creating an emerging ecosystem of digital products and services at an affordable price.

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November 14, 2018

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MTN Group to infiltrate Nigeria’s mobile money market

MTN Group, a South Africa-based multinational mobile telecommunications company has revealed plans to apply for a payment banking license in Nigeria. The license will help the telecoms company launch its MTN Mobile Money service in the country by the second quarter of 2019.

According to MTN Chief Executive, Rob Shuter, “we will be applying for a payment service banking license in Nigeria in the next month or so, and if all goes according to"...

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November 14, 2018

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Liquid Telecom extends Microsoft Azure from Cape to Cairo

Liquid Telecom has extended the availability of Microsoft Azure from the Cape to Cairo, its lead in the African cloud revolution. This breakthrough scale-out of the Microsoft cloud-based architecture announced at the AfricaCom 2018, offers customers across the continent limitless opportunities for agility, innovation, and secure, compliant growth.

The Cape to Cairo capability for Microsoft Azure is enabled by Liquid Telecom's forward-thinking"...

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November 14, 2018

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Tanzania, Botswana telcos pick Hughes to deliver satellite broadband services to customers

Hughes Network Systems, LLC, the global player in broadband satellite networks and services has announced three African telecom companies have selected the Hughes JUPITER™ System to power delivery of satellite broadband services for their customers.

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation, Satcom Networks Africa Limited (SatCoNet) and a leading East African telecommunications company each chose the JUPITER System based on its high performance,"...

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November 14, 2018

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Kymeta Takes Seamless Connectivity to AfricaCom with New Business Partnerships

(AETOS Wire)-- Kymeta—the communications company making good on the promise of global, mobile satellite communications—will offer static demonstrations and live driving demonstrations of Kymeta solutions at AfricaCom, Tues-Thurs, November 13-15, 2018. Seven of Kymeta’s global partners will have a presence at the show. Several of these partners will host stands and live demonstrations for the media and tradeshow attendees: Intelsat (stand D60) and Stratosat (stand C191) will host live driving demonstrations in vehicles mounted with the Kymeta™ terminal, demonstrating reliable high-throughput communications on-the-move with an electronically steered, lightweight, easy to install satellite antenna. iDirect (stand D35A) and Talia (stand D31) will host informational sessions throughout the duration of the show, and ELB, Qkon, and Blue Sky Satellite will be in attendance.......

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November 13, 2018

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Intelsat, Vodacom Mozambique invests in tourism industry

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and provider of integrated satellite solutions, has announced that Vodacom Mozambique has signed an agreement for a satellite solution that will provide 3G services that uniquely satisfy the growing data demand generated by the tourism sector.

Under a multi-year agreement with Vodacom International, Intelsat has upgraded a network operated by Vodacom Mozambique using the Intelsat"...

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November 13, 2018

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Africell receives $100 million from OPIC to grow foothold in Uganda and DR Congo

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and Africell Holdings Limited have signed a commitment letter for $100 million to expand access to telecommunications in Africa.

The project is expected to have a highly developmental impact particularly in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo by expanding the availability and quality of affordable mobile telephone and internet"...

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November 13, 2018

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Arthur D. Little Predicts Transformative Changes in Commercial Aviation Market by 2035

(AETOS Wire)-- Arthur D. Little (ADL) today published a major new report on the future of the commercial aviation market. It predicts the sector will change more in the years between now and 2035 than in its entire previous 80 years. This will impact airlines, aircraft providers and infrastructure providers in terms of their business and operating models, driven by demand evolution, technological breakthroughs and changes in regulation.

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November 13, 2018

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GSMA Elects New Board Members and Announces Orange Chairman and CEO Stéphane Richard as Chair

(AETOS Wire) -- The GSMA today announced that it has elected new members of the GSMA Board for the two-year period from January 2019 through December 2020. The GSMA Board has also elected Stéphane Richard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orange Group as Chair, and Chua Sock Koong, Group Chief Executive Officer of Singtel Group as Deputy Chair. As GSMA Chair, Richard will oversee the strategic direction of the organisation, which represents more than 750 of the world’s"...

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